It’s World Psoriasis Day Today.


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It’s World Psoriasis Day Today! Everyone who has Psoriasis around the world is united on this day asking for “Access To Treatment”.

Tell your family and friends that it is World Psoriasis Day today! It’s up to us to work together to help each other manage our Psoriasis condition and one day find a cure.

Here are the photos from WPD 2013 in Malaysia where patients with Psoriasis came together because of our condition. Stay strong and have a great day ūüôā

Click here to view the photos from World Psoriasis Day 2013 (KL Event)

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KL Event: World Psoriasis Day (27 October 2013 Sunday)


Psoriasis patients in Malaysia are cordially invited to attend  World Psoriasis Day (WPD). The event details can be found below:

Date: Sunday 27 Oct
Location: Hotel Impiana  KLCC (Kuala Lumpur)
Duration: 11-5pm

Interesting activities include:

Talk: Psoriasis Is More Than Skin Deep  by Dermatologist Dr Mazlin Mohd Baseri
This talk covers the new discoveries of Psoriasis where patients have elevated risks for Psoriasis Arthritis, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Depression, Cancer, Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome.

Talk: Learn New Techniques To Manage Stress – by Psychiatrist Dr Rozaida Jaafar
Back by popular demand, Dr Rozaida is back to teach us how to manage stress

Talk: Learn How To Manage Your Diet – By Dato Dr Rajen M
This talk covers how one can learn to manage your health by managing your diet

Stand Up Comedy Show
Featuring Dr Jason Leong & others to bring you laughter as complimentary treatment ūüôā

Meds & Health Exhibitors
Discover products related to Psoriasis (by various brands) to manager your condition and health

Lucky Draws
You may walk home with great prizes!

Please see the map below for directions. Please register yourself before attending the event.

Registrations close on 25th October at midnight. We need to determine the amount of food to prepare. Light lunch will be served.

Donate Your Blood For Psoriasis Research At World Psoriasis Day KL


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At the World Psoriasis Day Event in KL, by now you may have heard that the Psoriasis Association is organising a “blood donation” initiative for the purpose of Psoriasis research.
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A Malaysian researcher by the name of Dr¬†Suhaili¬†Abu Bakar from Universiti Putra Malaysia is conducting psoriasis related research on human genes. Dr¬†Suhaili¬†is researching the genes of ¬†Asian people and looking into an area of genetic research known as “copy number variation”. Dr¬†Suhaili¬†is looking into “polymorphism in our genome”. From the association’s knowledge, Dr¬†Suhaili¬†is likely the only researcher in our country who is researching Psoriasis at the genetic level.
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So that we can understand Dr¬†Suhaili’s research in lay man’s terms, Dr¬†Suhaili¬†explained to us that each individual will carry a different “copy number” for certain genes (including healthy individuals) and there has been proof for “beta defensin” genes (producing antimicrobial peptides) in Caucasian individuals. Dr¬†Suhaili¬†mentions that particularly for psoriasis, people who carry high copy number of beta defensin genes, that these individuals may likely be at risk to developing psoriasis.
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The Psoriasis Association will be assisting Dr Suhaili to collect blood samples on World Psoriasis Day (27 Oct 2013).

Research into psoriasis is an important step – in the journey of one day finding a cure for psoriasis.
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Here are some questions and answers about the blood donation activity:

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a) How much blood do we need to contribute?
Only very little blood is required from each psoriasis patient. It is approximately 1-3ml in small tubes only.
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b) Who will be at the event to draw the blood?
There will be a doctor and nurses at the WPD to facilitate the blood donation. All blood samples will be analyzed at Dr¬†Suhaili’s lab in the university
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c) Do patient/donors need to fast or refrain from any type of food or drink e.g.alcohol before blood extraction?
This is not required and patients just have to turn up & acknowledge themselves as donor by signing a form.
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d) Does every patient at the event need to donate blood?
The donation of blood is on a voluntary basis. Having said that, we encourage as many psoriasis patients to donate their blood for psoriasis research.
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For more information, contact us at psoriasismalaysia.org@gmail.com or call 03-89484335